The issue of hemolyzed blood samples in endocrine care

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Proper specimen collection and handling is critical in obtaining test results that truly reflect the patient’s status. Hemolysis is a major cause of variability in lab results” Zwisler and Armstrong (2016).

Abstract:

Background: Endocrine nurses perform stimulation tests to obtain data used to determine endocrine diagnoses. Proper specimen collection and handling is critical in obtaining test results that truly reflect the patient’s status. Hemolysis is a major cause of variability in lab results.

Reference:

Zwisler, M. and Armstrong, S. (2016) Hemolyzed Specimens: A Clinical Challenge in Endocrine Stimulation Testing. Journal of Paediatric Nursing. 31(3), p.364–365.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2016.03.007

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